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    Hello Michael,
    A year or two back I was introduced to your The Eternal Champion in its U.S. Omnibus print, and started by reading books 1 and 2, and in the meantime picked up several of the books that I had the money for (I'm a poor college student). Just recently at semester break, I decided to continue the series in my spare time and went to purchase Elric: The Stealer of Souls... to my dismay, I found out that within the past 2 years the omnibus has gone out of print. Luckily I was able to grab up books 1-7, 10 and 12 without even knowing this was going to happen. But now I'm left looking through listings of the U.S. Omnibus editions selling used for up to 175$, and they don't even claim to have your signature! Am I being misled, or have these books gone onto the rare list in just months of them being fully stocked on my local bookshops shelves? Also is there any futurue plans for another printing? Any help would be highly appreciated.

    kyle b.
    -a new fan-

    edit: apologies for retreading ground that was already covered in the forum. I got excited in finding this, and asked before thoroughly looking around for answers... Will be standing by for the next U.S. printing of the omnibus!

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    www.half.com

    It's good stuff, but you need a credit card.

    -Jack

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    • #3
      abe (http://www.abe.com/) is also good for finding cheaper copies of out of print books.

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      • #4
        Yes, he'll be back! Meanwhile we hope to set up some kind of online shop which will be able to supply at least some titles at reasonable prices. Nobody should pay such inflated prices for books which are, after all, generally available in their mass market UK editions, which you can order just as easily with your US credit card from Amazon.UK! The only one not in the UK series is Kane of Old Mars and I don't have many spares myself.
        Odd that it should become a rarity.
        Keep watching this space. It's possible that John Davey has some in stock or that the Nomads of the Time Streams do (essentially the same person -- but Nomads get them at a discount). Check out the Nomads site.
        Good luck!

        Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
        The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
        Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


        Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
        The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
        Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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        • #5
          Thank you for the assistance Michael and company, I'll start looking to complete the series this moment. =)

          kyle b.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
            It's possible that John Davey has some in stock or that the Nomads of the Time Streams do (essentially the same person -- but Nomads get them at a discount). Check out the Nomads site.
            Good luck!
            Sorry Mike, there is no Nomads site. But you can reach John Davey for orders at [email protected].
            The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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            • #7
              I feel for you. I need 4 hardcovers to complete my collection:

              Kane
              Both Dancers books
              and Aubec


              All of them are going for at least $50.00 on ABE in hardcover. Luckily, I found the last copy of Elric: Stealer of Souls on Barnes and Noble.com last year, right before someone else from this site got it!

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              • #8
                Well, there's a brazilian bookstore that claims to have them (but the first dancers)...

                http://www.livrariacultura.com.br/sc...arceiro=oxxeox
                \\

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                  When I lived in Ft. Lauderdale about 10 years ago, I worked with quite a few Brazilians. Started picking up some of the language even. Used to amaze the guys by reading articles from this newspaper they used to have that was written in Portuguese. But I can't read a lick of it now, so I can't really follow that site, but thanks for the links.

                  Those were some great guys. I got to be good friends with a couple. I remember they would take me to a Brazilian restaraunt sometimes. My favorite was feijoada.

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                  • #10
                    Agaain, it might be worth checking UK sources. Some stores even stocked the American editions of the omnibuses.
                    I will be away for a week or so from Saturday 20th, so apologise here if
                    I don't keep up with the Q&A.
                    We are working towards a way of getting copies of books to readers at reasonable prices, but I doubt if we'll be able to get anything together
                    very rapidly.
                    Meanwhile I continue to recommend the British mass market editions, which in some ways I prefer, though I think the White Wolf editions are very handsome.
                    And, while I think of it, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all readers!!!!

                    Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
                    The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
                    Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


                    Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
                    The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
                    Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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                    • #11
                      M.M. for-sale list available.

                      Dear all,

                      Having seen our name mentioned in this Q. & A. thread, in relation to people who're struggling to track down certain hard-to-find titles, we thought we should let you know that we have a large collection of M.M. books and magazines for sale -- several hundred items -- including a lot of first editions, the "Eternal Champion" omnibuses, some of the scarcer 'New Worlds' issues, etc., plus many other more (and less) obscure items... a pretty all-encompassing list.

                      Anyone interested in receiving a full list of all items for sale -- or if you have specific wants -- please feel free to e-mail us at:-

                      [email protected]

                      Thanx & best,


                      John Davey,
                      For and On Behalf of Jayde Design.

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                      • #12
                        Would support you there anytime. Jayde is THE best source known to me.
                        Regards

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                        • #13
                          In the years multiverse.org has highlighted The Nomads Of The Time Streams and Jayde Design I have never once been contacted by a reader with a complaint about Jayde Design. I know many people have found what they sought and purchase regularly from JD. They are welcome at this site to inform readers about the material they sell.

                          If there is something you are after, John is your best source of finding it.
                          The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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